By Yasser B. Abulhasan, Chairman, Neurocritical Care-MENA Chapter of IPACCMS, and Hussain N. Al Rahma, President, IPACCMS
It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to the first Regional Neurocritical Care Meeting in the Middle East and Africa, which was developed in partnership between the International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society and the Neurocritical Care Society as part of the 15th Emirates Critical Care Conference (ECCC) on April 4-6, 2019, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (www.eccc-dubai.com).
There will be a highlighted full day neurocritical care track (April 5) presenting topics and practice updates that will cover ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury management, challenges in diagnosis, general critical care and prognostication of the neurological injured patient. Courses and workshops will include an Emergency Neurological Life Support course (April 4), a Determination of Brain Death workshop (April 6) and an Introduction to Transcranial Doppler workshop (April 6). Original accepted abstracts relevant to basic, translational and clinical research in neurocritical care will qualify for publication in the Neurocritical Care journal. Additionally, a newly developed award will be presented at the meeting for the outstanding scientific abstract presented at the conference. Online abstract submission is currently open at the conferences website.
To facilitate a stronger international neurocritical care presence, please join us in Dubai, April 4-6, 2019, to mark the achievement of this milestone, promote multidisciplinary quality patient care, discuss research ideas and develop professional collaborations.
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